< Browse to Previous Essay | Browse to Next Essay >
Major League Baseball All-Stars play in Seattle on July 17, 1979.
HistoryLink.org Essay 3412
: Printer-Friendly Format
On July 17, 1979, the Major League Baseball All-Stars play in the Kingdome. The best players of the National and American Leagues compete in an annual baseball tradition that began in 1933. The National League wins, 7-3.
The 1979 All-Stars were the best players in baseball, as voted by the fans (some years managers, players, and fans voted). The Mid-Summer Classic rotated among the major league ballparks. This was the only year that the game was played in the Kingdome.
Appearing in that game was Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Bob Boone, whose son Brett Boone, Seattle Mariners Second Baseman, was elected to the 2001 All-Star Team. In 2001, five Seattle Mariners were elected to the All-Star Team.
"All-Star Games," Baseball Almanac Website, (www.baseball-almanac.com/yr1979as.shtml).
Travel through time (chronological order):
< Browse to Previous Essay
Browse to Next Essay >
Licensing: This essay is licensed under a Creative Commons license that
encourages reproduction with attribution. Credit should be given to both
HistoryLink.org and to the author, and sources must be included with any
reproduction. Click the icon for more info. Please note that this
Creative Commons license applies to text only, and not to images. For
more information regarding individual photos or images, please contact
the source noted in the image credit.
Major Support for HistoryLink.org Provided
By: The State of Washington | Patsy Bullitt Collins
| Paul G. Allen Family Foundation | Museum Of History & Industry
| 4Culture (King County Lodging Tax Revenue) | City of Seattle
| City of Bellevue | City of Tacoma | King County | The Peach
Foundation | Microsoft Corporation, Other Public and Private
Sponsors and Visitors Like You